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Lights From the Forest

If I make you light-bearers, you don’t think I’m going to hide you under a bucket, do you? I’m putting you on a light stand. Now that I’ve put you there on a hilltop, on a light stand—shine! Keep open house; be generous with your lives. By opening up to others, you’ll prompt people to open up with God.

Matthew 5: 15-16

Many of our members serve local, national and international organizations with hands-on involvement, board leadership and financial support. Rather than have an “in-house” service/mission committee, thus, we’ve chosen to support our members’ endeavors.

Each month, in our Lights From the Forest feature, we lift up a member whose service organization and efforts will inspire you. Please be in touch with our featured members or Ken Feske to find out more about their area of service, and join them!

August's Light from the Forest Peter Henning and Meals on Wheels


Peter Henning, with his wife Jackie, has been a Meals on Wheels driver since 2011. Delivering hot meals is a great service, but having a friendly face arrive at homebound people’s homes is also very important. For many clients, the only people they see daily are drivers — drivers check on  their clients as part of their delivery service.

Being a driver has been a great experience for the Hennings; it has taught them about getting older, but, as well, they have lots of laughs, and enjoy their  clients’ warm reception.

Meals On Wheels is a nationally known service, but each Meals on Wheels program is autonomous. The Meals on Wheels program here is located at the Sally Griffin Center in Pacific Grove, a particularly robust organization (click to read more about the Center and how to get involved).